HarperCollins won't attend physical LBF as trade questions June event

HarperCollins won't attend physical LBF as trade questions June event

HarperCollins will not attend a physical London Book Fair if it goes ahead, the publisher has announced, amid widespread scepticism in the trade over this year's event.

Having given themselves a March deadline to make a decision on LBF's format this year, organisers announced yesterday (31st March) they were postponing that decision until mid-April. New fair director Andy Ventris cited the uncertainty around international travel and said a range of scenarios were being planned for.

The fair was originally moved to 29th June to give the industry the best chance of having a physical event. ...

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